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Billy Price
Billy  Price

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Austintown, Ohio

High School:
Fitch

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 315

Position:
OL

08/26/2016

Seven Will Captain Ohio State Football Team in 2016

Coach Urban Meyer announced four additional captains to join Barrett, Elflein & McMillan

08/07/2016

Fall Camp Update: Ohio State Opens 2016 Drills

Day includes a freshmen practice, an upperclassmen practice and graduation for some

07/25/2016

Barrett, McMillan Earn Big Ten Preseason Honors

The pair are among 10 named today to the Big Ten Conference's preseason honors list

07/15/2016

Dontre Wilson on Hornung Award Watch List

Wilson's 2,277 all-purpose yards place him among most versatile players

07/15/2016

J.T. Barrett, Raekwon McMillan Named to Camp Watch List

Nation's fourth-oldest individual award honors the Player of the Year

04/16/2016

LiFE Sports Spring Game

Ohio State Football concludes spring practice with the LiFE Sports Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 16, 2016.

Ohio State Overview: Billy Price, a senior academically and a junior in eligibility, is set to start at offensive guard for a third consecutive season … a fine athlete for his size and widely regarded as the strongest player on the team, Price was selected as a third-team all-Big Ten performer last year by the league’s coaches and he will be in line for even greater accolades this season … he has played in every game the past two seasons and started 28 consecutive games, including all 15 games during the Buckeyes national championship season of 2014 when he earned freshman All-America honors … he has the honor of being named an “Iron Buckeye” award winner, which is awarded to six players bi-annually for unquestioned physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership … Price is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in operations management … he was named to the Academic All-Big Ten squad in 2014 … and he is coming off a productive summer: he travelled to Jamaica in May as part of the Athletic Department’s Soles4Souls program, immersing himself in the Jamaican culture while being exposed to the impact on a community that giving a pair of shoes to those in need can have … and in July he spent a week interning at the headquarters of NIKE, in Beaverton, Ore.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Price started every game for the second consecutive season, 13 in all for the 12-1 Buckeyes … he was part of an offensive line unit that helped Ohio State lead the Big Ten in rushing at 245.2 yards per game and finish second in scoring and third in total offense … the Buckeyes had three 300-yard rushing games, including a season-best 369 yards vs. Michigan which ranks as the most yards gained rushing by Ohio State ever vs. Michigan … Price was named third-team all-Big Ten by the conference coaches and honorable mention all-Big Ten by the media.

2014 Season (Freshman): After a red-shirt season in 2013, Price stepped into the starting lineup at one of the guard positions and proceeded to start all 15 games at guard for the College Football Playoff national champions ... and this was after spending much of the 2014 spring season practicing at center ... Price started the first three games of the season at right guard and then moved to left guard, where started the final 12 games ... his play improved considerably as he gained experience and as the season wore on, and he was credited with making key blocks for critical touchdowns in crucial games: by J.T. Barrett vs. Penn State and Ezekiel Elliott vs. Alabama ... Price was named a second-team freshman All-America by both Phil Steele and Athlon's ... his play helped the Buckeyes rank ninth nationally with 264.4 rushing yards per game.

More on Billy: Price was the Associated Press’s 2012 Division I co-defensive player of the year in the state of Ohio (along with teammates Gareon Conley and Tracy Sprinkle) and a first-team all-state pick … a consensus four-star prospect (ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports, Scout) … rated among the top 200 players on the Rivals 250 and a member of the ESPN 300, Price was the third Buckeye to commit to the Class of 2013 with his decision coming Feb. 13, 2012 … rated as the No. 17 defensive tackle nationally by 247Sports and No. 21 by Scout … helped Fitch to a 9-2 record in 2012 and to the state playoffs … also helped Fitch to the state playoffs in 2010 with a 10-2 record and again in 2011 … was named first-team all-state as a junior when he recorded 40 tackles with three sacks, 10 TFLs and an interception … coached by Phil Annarella … placed seventh in the discus at the 2012 Ohio outdoor state track and field meet after placing sixth in the shot and second in the weight throw indoors … is the son of Bill Price and Pam & Dave Lescsak … has two younger siblings: Savannah and Andrew.